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    How Don Bockelman’s Love of Corn Breeding Happened by Chance

    Don Bockelman, recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders Lifetime Achievement Award, talks about his career in corn breeding, what led to it, and how he...

    Researchers Look to Wild Sunflowers for Genetic Diversity

    Beauty and utility in one bright package, sunflowers are one of just a few commercial crops with origins in the United States. Today, sunflowers are grown in more than...

    Government Regs Limit Precision Plant Breeding

    The global ag industry’s ability to feed a ballooning population may hinge on whether or not crop varieties created through genome editing and other new plant breeding innovations will...

    Cover Crop Corner: It’s Time to Ditch Dixie

    Plant breeding improvements have given the industry better alternatives to industry standard cover crop varieties When Dixie Crimson Clover was released in 1953, its...

    Cowpeas: A Library for Food Security

    Tim Close has found himself, happily, stuck in a library. But it’s not your typical library with shelves and books. It’s a genetic library of cowpea varieties, also known...
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    Making Sense of Sensors, and the Internet of Agriculture

    Just as we increasingly live in a digital world, so too are we more and more living in a world of sensors. These devices measure sound, radiation, light, heat and...

    Bayer Expands Digital Innovation Pipeline at The Climate Corporation

    The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer and the industry leader in bringing digital innovation to farmers, today announced strong harvest results for farmers using Seed Advisor, its...

    Delivering the Whole Package

    For every $1 million invested in varieties developed by the Crop Development Centre, producers make over $7 million. Here’s how the CDC has accomplished this. The key to success in...

    CRISPR-CAS9 Used To Modify Seed Morphology Traits In Wheat

    Genome editing using the CRISPR-Cas9 system has the potential to speed up the improvement of wheat varieties by elucidating the molecular basis of agronomic traits and enabling the modification...
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    Doubling Nitrogen Fixation in Soybeans

    A Washington State University plant scientist may have discovered how to double nitrogen fixation in soybeans. Her greenhouse-grown soybean plants fix twice as much nitrogen from the atmosphere as their...
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    Doing Cool Things with CRISPR

    Young scientists are pushing the boundaries of a new technology that is revolutionizing the field of genomics. Josiah Zayner is taking science out of the lab and into the kitchen,...

    Study Reveals Best Use of Wildflowers to Benefit Crops on Farms

    With bee pollinators in decline and pesky crop pests lowering yields, sustainable and organic farmers need environmentally friendly solutions. One strategy is to border crops with wildflower plantings to attract...

    Paving the Way for Innovation

    For researchers and plant breeders to take advantage of the latest plant breeding methods, they need reassurance that their product will be accepted by consumers and that it won’t...
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    NIFA Lays Out Vision for Future Plant Breeding

    Technology will be key to improving crops more quickly to feed a growing world. It’s no secret that a rapidly growing population that may reach nearly 10 billion people by...

    Exosect Uses Microbials to Deliver Beneficial Viruses

    When someone mentions the word "virus," my mind immediately thinks it's not something I want to catch, which is likely to be followed by the consumption of extra vitamin...

    Climate Change Threatening Maize Yields

    Knowing when and how climate change will impact crop production is essential for devising adaptation solutions. Recent advances in methods to measure the potential response of crops to the...

    Zaki Afshar Wants to Make Life Easier for Afghan Farmers

    National Association of Plant Breeders